Soda bread

3

Mix together 250g plain white flour + 250g wholemeal flour + 1teaspoon salt + 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

Make a well in the centre and add 400ml buttermilk or live yoghurt

Mix into the flour to form a soft dough

Tip out on to a lightly floured work surface

Lightly knead for about a minute & form into a ball

Put the dough on a lightly floured baking sheet & dust the top with flour

2

Cut a deep cross in the dough with a serrated knife, about two-thirds of the way through the loaf

Bake @ 200C for 40-45 minutes until the loaf sounds hollow when the base is tapped

Eat warm with plenty of Irish butter and lots of strong tea!

Advertisements

Beef, pork & chive meatball Guinness pie

It’s British Pie Week so celebrating with our favourite original recipe – hearty beef, pork and chive meatball Guinness pie with parsley pastry!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

meatball-pie-1

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Happy St David’s Day – bara brith for tea!

Bara brith

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bara brith – Welsh tea bread

Adapted from my Grandmother’s 1950’s recipe

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Soak mixed fruit in strong tea overnight

Mix together soft brown sugar + butter

Add self-raising flour + pinch of salt  + cinnamon

Add eggs + milk + marmalade

Spoon into buttered lined loaf tin

Bake @ 180C for 1 1/4 hours

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA